President Kennedy addresses the crowd in Wexford Town.

After laying a wreath at the statue of John Barry, President Kennedy’s next stop in Wexford Town was Redmond Place, where he was made a freeman of the borough.

The Lord Mayor of Wexford Thomas Byrne introduces President Kennedy to the 50,000 people who have come to see him in Redmond Place.

The president asks how many Kennedys there are in the crowd and says he is glad to see there are a few "who didn’t catch the boat". He talks about the current struggle for freedom worldwide and how other countries should look to Ireland, because it managed to maintain a national identity and strong faith over centuries of persecution. He is also proud that the United States welcomed so many sons and daughters of other countries, including Ireland, and gave them opportunity.